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How to Organize the Perfect Closet 101

You have unearthed the best apartment. Natural light is streaming in through the windows, the kitchen are roomy, and you can't wait to take a bubble bath in the garden tub. As you start unloading your clothes into the closet, it becomes apparent you may have too many clothes. And shoes. Maybe your roomie won the bigger closet, your spouse actually has more clothes to choose from, or the space is more awkward than you remembered. Here are a few tricks to make the most out of your closet space.

Hangers over Folded Piles!

Hangers are generally seen as a necessary evil. Buying hangers is an errand and not usually enjoyable. However, the types of hangers you use in your closet can increase or remove space. Using velvet hangers will increse so much room in your closet and they are not super expensive. Also, keep your hangers the same color. It's really easy to become distracted by clashing hangers.
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Have a Purpose to Organizing!

After you've made the switch to your hanger of choice, organize your shirts by color and sleeve length. Tell me if this sounds familiar - sorting through tops to find immaculate printed pant. Dividing up your closet from short to long is easy, but enjoy the process! Remember it’s you who has to see it every time.

Folding SOME of your Clothes is Still Okay!

Not every piece needs to be on a hanger. Your shirts, sweaters and jeans can all be folded into drawers or shelves. Folding items will keep the closet bulk down. The difference between hanging and folded clothes will ensure you see everything more easily.

If there is Space, Use it!

Utilize extra storage for the lower half of the closet. Organize accessories or folded clothing in the cubbies and organize shoes underneath. If there is still capacity, the top [of|part of|area of]184] the organizer you should definitely use. There is no unusable space in a closet - only untapped possibilities.

+1 for the Road...

If you have space in the bedroom, a rolling rack is the best addition to any wardrobe. Plan your outfits daily or weekly, use your go-to pieces as adornment, or you can still use the rack as additional storage space.
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